(Senior) Research Associate ConfoBody™ Discovery
Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off of VIB and VUB, is a drug discovery company built around a disruptive technology which enables it to address ‘undruggable’ GPCRs. The company is building a portfolio of transformative medicines in various disease areas. Confo Therapeutics is currently located on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and on the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found www.confotherapeutics.com .
For the expansion of our ConfoBody™ discovery team in Gent we are recruiting a (m/f):
(Senior) Research Associate ConfoBody™ Discovery.
- You will assist in the overexpressing of recombinant proteins involved in GPCR signaling mainly in microbial systems such as E. coli & help to purify native protein.
- You execute ConfoBody™ discovery including the development of novel VHH discovery techniques.
- You clone VHH antibody repertoires, execute antibody selections and characterize antibodies using a broad span of biochemical and cell based assays to assess their conformation sensitivity.
- You communicate experimental progress to the project team(s).
- Bench oriented Bachelor or Master in life sciences or equivalent and trained in an industry environment.
- Minimally 2 years hands on experience in molecular biology and proficient in any of the antibody discovery techniques (VHH or Fab/scFv repertoire cloning, antibody display, radiometric & immunological assays, flow cytometry).
- Experience with recombinant expression and purification of native proteins is an asset.
- Scientific integrity, solid analytical and problem solving skills.
- Working accurately and self-motivating.
- Enthusiastic team player in a small company setting.
- Excellent communication skills in English.
- A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits.
- An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company.
- Excellent career development opportunity, with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company.